♦ Look on cosmetics ingredient labels – particularly the active ingredients – for "triclosan" or "triclocarban." If you see them, don’t buy the product.
♦ Find triclosan-free products using the Skin Deep Database Advanced Search.
♦ Alcohol-based antibacterial sprays and gels are generally safer than triclosan-containing products, but many of those products contain other ingredients, like "fragrance," that are concerning. Look for sanitizers that use organic alcohol or a blend of antimicrobial essential oils, and that list all ingredients (including those in any "fragrance") on the label.
♦ Contact companies to let them know that you're concerned about triclosan, and that you won't be using their products until they remove triclosan and other harmful chemicals. (Companies' hotline numbers can be found online or on product containers).
♦ Learn more about triclosan in cosmetics and in cleaning products to educate yourself and spread the word!